The Riviera International Centre's largest room offering 1750 square metres of floor space

The Arena has floor space across two levels, it's easily and directly accessible from the car park and has a large loading bay and over-sized access door with enough room for even a double-decker bus to be driven in.

The flexible in-house catering team enables catering to be provided in any areas of the ground floor or balcony as well as stand catering throughout.

The Arena also serves as a banqueting room and entertainment venue and has been used on numerous occasions for special events such as BBC Question Time.

Ground Floor - 500
Ground Floor - 300
Banquet Rounds: 
Ground Floor - 580
Balcony - 330
Boardroom: n/a Dinner Dance: 
Ground Floor - 460
Ground Floor - 2876
Balcony - 1455
Ground Floor - 324
  • 1750m2 of dedicated floor space, which can be enhanced to 3684m2 total floor space within the Riviera Centre and an additional 5550m2 available through the use of temporary structures
  • Banqueting for 1200 guests
  • Catering points can be provided anywhere within the exhibition areas
  • Direct access to car park for loading and unloading of exhibits
  • Dedicated loading bay with higher/wider doors for larger exhibits
  • Easily accessed from the main conference areas
  • Free WiFi Internet access

The RICC and ESW Solutions have worked together for many years, and as such ESW have built up a vast wealth of experience working on site at the Riviera Centre.

Any stage set and audio visual requirements can be catered for. The team have devised a choice of packages to suit most event needs or they would be delighted to provide a tailored quote based on your specific AV requirements

Audio Visual Starter Package

On-site Technician

Sound system suitable for Conferences & Dinner Dances inc:

  • One hand held radio microphone
  • One lectern style microphone
  • CD player
  • Inductive hearing loop (in front of Forum stage area)

Lighting to provide:

  • A white wash from advanced lighting bar
  • A full colour wash from the advanced lighting bar
  • Five profile lanterns for individual spots

Use of in-house tie lines, generic risk assessment and method statement.

£175 for up to 9 hours
£25 per hour thereafter

Arena Dinner Dance Package

  • On-site technician for 5 hours
  • 4 x 3 metre stage with draped back and sides
  • Three colour stage wash
  • PA system for speeches and background music
  • Two handheld radio microphones
  • Gentle lighting on ground floor
  • Four moon flowers for the dance floor

£395  for up to 10 hours
£25 per hour for additional technician hours

Gentle lighting is available on the Arena Balcony for £100 per day.

All prices are excluding VAT.

Capacities: Ground Floor & balcony Ground Floor Balcony
Theatre 500* 500* -
Classroom 342* 342* -
Cabaret (based on tables of 7) 300 - -
Banquet Rounds 910 580 330
Banquet Sprigs 1,000 600 400
Dinner Dance (max) 908 508 400
Standing 4331 2876 1455
Total floor space 1750m² 1000m² 750m²
Length    33m 33m
Width   33m 8.3m (max)
Height (min)   3m 67.7m
Height (max)   12.2m 7.7m
Max no. stands
(based on 3m x 3m and 2m aisles)
100 61 39
Net space 918m² 558m² 360m²
Type of lighting Tungsten
Spotlight fixed/movable Movable
Controls in room
No. 13amp sockets 19
3-phase available
Air conditioning
Direct to outside
Access door size (height x width) 3.8m x 4.3m
Access to WiFi
Fixed Stage:

All dimensions and details are for guidance only and it is advisable to obtain verification prior to definitive planning.

* capacity can be increased but viewing may be restricted

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